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Surf Etiquette

Surf Etiquette

The Do’s and Don'ts of Surfing  We all know that it can be intimidating to learn something new. We might not know the correct rules and tricks when we are first introduced and don't want to look ridiculous trying to figure it out. While surfing is something I would recommend to everyone because it is worth looking ridiculous, there are...

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Scoping The Surf

Scoping The Surf

Scoping the Surf  There are some mornings when you wake up and just feel the need to surf. While this is always a good idea, there are days when you arrive at the beach, stoked to get in the water, only to find that the waves are small, closing out or choppy. Even though you can still have fun on...

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Am I Too Old to Learn to Surf?

Am I Too Old to Learn to Surf?

There are approximately 23 million surfers throughout the world. Have you ever wanted to become one of them?If you want to become a surfer, what's stopping you? Do you think you're too old to learn to surf?That couldn't be further from the truth! There's no reason to let age stop you from doing what you've always wanted to do. 5...

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Waves: How Are They Formed

wave formation

The more you learn about the science of ocean waves, the higher your capacity to find them, catch them and ride them will be. Toward that end, what follows is a brief outline of wave formation to help you integrate your knowledge of surfing with your understanding of waves.   Three Types of Waves There are at least three types...

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The Anatomy of a Wave: The Killer Wave

Anatomy of a Wave: Killer Wave

Trying to ride a tsunami is not only dangerous, but it’s a foolish idea. There are plenty of big wave surfers that claim to have ridden a tsunami. There are even videos on YouTube with titles like “Stuck in a Tsunami” and “Surfing a Tsunami” that suggests surfers have ridden those giant killer waves. The University of Hawaii Hilo says...

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